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Jefferson County magistrate arrested, suspended from duties

LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Jefferson County’s Chief Magistrate Murray Bowman was arrested Sunday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and charged with aggravated assault. Sheriff's Maj. Charlie Gibbons said today that deputies responded to a call around 12:05 a.m. Sunday about shots being...

09/29/09 - 6:45pm

Worker brought to Augusta after Savannah area blast

GARDEN CITY, Ga. -- A worker suffered severe burns this morning when a steel tank exploded at the Savannah Recycling plant in Garden City. Benjamin Damian, 44, was listed in critical condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta hours after the midday accident, hospita...

09/29/09 - 4:29pm

SRS site manager moving; Allison taking Washington post

The U.S. Energy Department is reassigning Savannah River Site manager Jeffrey Allison to a new position in Washington. The announcement was made earlier today in North Charleston, S.C., during a scheduled meeting of the SRS Citizens Advisory Board, where Dr. Ines Triay, DOE’s assistant secreta...

09/29/09 - 5:05pm

Registration has started for 2010 Ironman 70.3

Registration has started for the 2010 ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, which will be held Sept. 28. The event has three parts: a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. Cost is $225 per individual or $330 per relay team. For more information, go to:

09/20/10 - 9:53pm

Ga. superintendent honors local schools

Several Richmond County schools and some in Columbia County were among those recognized today as winners of the second annual Georgia Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards honor 10 schools in each subject area and grade that either had the greatest improvement or achiev...

01/15/10 - 2:57am

Greenbrier High student found dead on school's running track

A Greenbrier High School student’s father discovered him dead Monday evening at the school’s running track. Scott Gillen, 17, was found by his father, Kevin Gillen, sometime after 10 p.m. at the school lying face down on the track, said Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins. Mr. Gillen,...

01/08/10 - 4:04pm

2 killed in suburban Atlanta shootings

ATLANTA — Police in Sandy Springs say two men are dead after shooting broke out at an apartment complex. Sandy Springs Police spokesman Steve Rose says officers were called to the complex late Monday afternoon. Mark Gilbeau, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's offic...

09/29/09 - 12:59pm

Diaper manufacturer bringing 260 jobs to South Carolina

COLUMBIA — Officials say a manufacturer of disposable baby diapers is moving into a former South Carolina textile plant, creating 260 jobs in a rural county suffering from high unemployment. State and Marion County officials said today that Softee Supreme Diaper Corp. plans to move into the fo...

09/29/09 - 11:44am

Gwinnett police arrest suspect, 65, in 1976 Missouri killing

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A man wanted as a suspect in a 1976 killing in Missouri was arrested in an Atlanta suburb when he asked for a background check as part of a job application, police said today. Johnny Wright, 65, went to the Lawrenceville Police Department last week and filled out the paper...

09/29/09 - 11:39am

Barrow prods bureaucracy on combustible sugar dust hazard

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- U.S. Rep. John Barrow wants faster action on combustible dust, which fueled last year's deadly disaster at Imperial Sugar Co.'s local refinery. The Savannah Democrat whose 12th District stretches to parts of the Augusta area, is reviving legislation to require the federal g...

09/29/09 - 11:33am
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